Benedict Clouette


Benedict Clouette is a founding partner of Interval Projects, an architecture and urbanism practice based in New York City. Prior to forming Interval Projects in 2016 with partner Marlisa Wise, Benedict worked for the Office for Metropolitan Architecture and Julien De Smedt Architects, and was the Research Director of C-Lab, a research unit on architecture and urbanism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP).

Benedict received his MArch from Columbia University GSAPP, where he is currently finishing his PhD in architectural history and theory (expected completion in fall 2024). His doctoral dissertation considers the image cultures of twentieth century American urban design and architecture, and the use of surveys and statistical cartography in large-scale urban projects, infrastructure, and land use planning.

With Marlisa Wise, he is the author of the book Forms of Aid: Architectures of Humanitarian Space (Birkhäuser, 2017), a critical inquiry into the urbanism of humanitarian operations in Port-au-Prince, the West Bank, and Nairobi. In his work with C-Lab, he co-edited several issues of the journal Volume.

His essays and interviews have appeared in numerous publications, including Domus, San Rocco, Volume, Harvard Design Magazine, and The Architect’s Newspaper, as well as the book Elements of Architecture (2018).

In addition to his teaching at Syracuse, he has taught design studios and seminars at Columbia University GSAPP and Parsons School of Design. He has given talks on architecture and urbanism at the Architecture Foundation, Strelka Institute, the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture, the Architectural Association, the Architectural League, Storefront for Art and Architecture, and the New Museum’s Ideas City festival.